Calendar

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco Launch @ Connects Workspace
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women Who Startup imageWomen Who Startup (WWS) is launching Basecamp Jeffco at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, on April 2, 6 – 8 p.m. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community’s Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them.

Learn more at womenwhostartup.com or email hello@womenwhostartup.com.

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Training Room
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Golden Safety Academy PosterThe Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department. You may attend one, several or all sessions.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
CANCELED: Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course @ Golden Community Center
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course

* Please note, this class has been canceled due to weather. The class will be rescheduled at a later date.

The City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course is designed to teach people who ride bicycles best practices for sharing the road with drivers. It will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10th Street.

The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers the following topics:
Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists.
How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure like shared lanes, bike lanes, and green paint.
Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
What laws and etiquette we teach motorists.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an Auto-Friendly Bicyclist certificate and sticker to display on their bicycle!

Sigh up today for the Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course on April 10.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at molly@bicyclecolorado.org.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
CASA Champions for Children Breakfast 2019 @ Denver Marriott West
Apr 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

On Thursday, April 11, 7:30 a.m., start the day off at the Denver Marriott West with free breakfast while learning about CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties. In the past year, approximately 800 children were involved in 600 open cases of abuse and neglect in Jefferson and Gilpin counties. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin advocated for 385 children.

At this free breakfast event, you’ll hear from someone who personally benefited from CASA Jeffco/Gilpin and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer and/or donor and help the organization advocate for more children.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5 to Kerry Bishop at kerrybishop@casajeffcogilpin.com. Learn more at www.casajeffcogilpin.com.

 

Apr
14
Sun
2019
2019 Gathering of the Guilds @ American Mountaineering Museum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gathering of the GuildsThe Colorado Arts & Crafts Society presents a day of demonstrations, workshops and presentations from local artisans. There will also be an opportunity to purchase artists’ wares, including everything from ceramics to jewelry to woodwork.

This year, vendors will include Annalee’s Naturals, Beth Bradford Studio, Black Birch Studio, Book Arts League, The Bungalow Craft By Julie Leidel, Chinook Pottery, Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild, Colorado Woodworkers Guild, Golden Moon Distillery, Guild of Bookworkers, Handweavers Guild of Boulder; Julie Fletcher Interior Design, Mission West, Nikki Nienhuis Fine Art, Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild, Rocky Mountain Metalsmiths, Rocky Mountain Silk Painters, Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and 2R Fine Arts Appraisals.

Admission is $5 per person. Show hours are 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14 at the American Mountaineering Center. For more information, contact cshaw@jeffco.us or call 720-497-7632.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Utility Rate Citizen Committee @ Public Works and Planning Building
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.

Learn more at www.cityofgolden.net/URCC including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Town & Gown Book Club
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
The Brain by David EaglemanJoin in on an exhilarating tour into the inner cosmos that generates your reality. The Town and Gown Book Club event is back for a second year. Grab a copy of The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman. A renowned neuroscientist, Eagleman takes readers on a journey into their thoughts, actions, and beliefs to answer the mysterious questions of our existence.

The Town and Gown Book Club meets at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library on the Mines campus, at the intersection of 14th and Illinois Streets.

Registration for this free luncheon event commits you to read The Brain: The Story of You in preparation of the discussion. Please RSVP by Sunday, April 7.

 

Water-wise Seminar: Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape @ Golden Community Center
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Water Wise Landscape SeminarMark Your Calendar for this Year’s Water-Wise Seminar – Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape on April 17 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street.

What does “xeric” mean and how much water do these plants really need? Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens will show you how to distinguish between the barely rugged dryer-growing plants at the garden center and those that thrive with literally no irrigation, and how to use both in your Golden yard to best effect. Find out which ones are ugly ducklings at the nursery, but become stunning swans that will impress your most dubious neighbors. We will learn how to choose what parts of your yard get less or no water, and how to select and establish plants for those spots so you can enjoy the long-term actual payoffs proclaimed by Xeriscape and dry garden advocates.

Learn more and register online at Resourcecentral.org.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
CSM GRADS @ CSM Student Center
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

GRADS Community FlyerCurious about what research goes on in your backyard? The Graduate Student Government at Mines invites the Golden Community to join them for Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or GRADS.

Learn about research being conducted at Mines by more than 170 undergraduate and graduate students. Attend oral presentations and poster sessions. Refreshments will be served and attendance is free.

 

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course @ Golden Community Center
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bicycle Friendly Driver CourseThe City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Bicycle Friendly Driver Course is designed to teach drivers best practices for sharing the road with people who ride bicycles. This course will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10th Street.

The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers the following topics:
– Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
– Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists.
– How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure while driving a motor vehicle.
– Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
– What laws and etiquette we teach bicyclists.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Bicycle-Friendly Driver certificate, a sticker to display on their vehicle, and the option to pledge to be a Bicycle-Friendly Driver!

Sign up today for the Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course on April 23.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at molly@bicyclecolorado.org.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa